The Captain of the Gray Horse Troop (1917)

Western | 7 May 1917

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HISTORY

The film's working title was The Long Fight according to MPN . Some scenes in this film were shot in Griffith Park in Los ... More Less

The film's working title was The Long Fight according to MPN . Some scenes in this film were shot in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 May 17
p. 1067.
Motog
19 May 17
p. 1608.
MPN
17 Feb 17
p. 1071.
MPN
19 May 17
p. 3161.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1139, 1181
NYDM
12 Feb 17
p. 32.
NYDM
12 May 17
p. 28.
Variety
18 May 17
p. 23.
Wid's
24 May 17
p. 335.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Captain of the Grey Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland (New York and London, 1902).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Long Fight
Release Date:
7 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
4 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10711
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Capt. George Curtis is sent from Washington to reform conditions on an Indian reservation. After ousting the reservation deputy, Curtis comes under fire from the cattlemen who own land adjacent to the reservation. After an Indian kills a white rancher, inciting a lynch mob, Curtis steps in and diplomatically discovers the individual responsible, insisting that it was an isolated incident that should be dealt with in a civilized, legal fashion. The mob wants blood, however, and they attempt to storm the tribe. Curtis, with the help of the now swayed mayor, manages to correct the situation and reestablish ... +


Capt. George Curtis is sent from Washington to reform conditions on an Indian reservation. After ousting the reservation deputy, Curtis comes under fire from the cattlemen who own land adjacent to the reservation. After an Indian kills a white rancher, inciting a lynch mob, Curtis steps in and diplomatically discovers the individual responsible, insisting that it was an isolated incident that should be dealt with in a civilized, legal fashion. The mob wants blood, however, and they attempt to storm the tribe. Curtis, with the help of the now swayed mayor, manages to correct the situation and reestablish peace. +

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Legend
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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